President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he feels "very badly" about what happened to former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Trump, in his first public comments on the matter, also echoed tweets he posted over the weekend in which he compared Flynn's situation to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He suggested Monday that Clinton had also lied to investigators and decried the situation as unfair.
In remarks to the press, Trump said he feels that Flynn "led a very strong life" and was treated differently than Clinton:
"Hillary Clinton, on the fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI - not under oath - it was the most incredible thing anyone's ever seen. She lied many times, nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it's like they ruined his life, it's very unfair."
As CNN notes, former FBI Director James Comey's testimony under oath stated there was "no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI."
The FBI cleared her of criminal wrongdoing in July 2016 following an investigation into her use of a private email server, though then-FBI Director James Comey said she had been "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information.